Director and Founder

Dean Carey

In 1987 at 27 years of age, Dean founded and launched Actors Centre Australia (ACA) in Sydney. He is the author of 4 acting books, his most recent book, The Acting Edge, was launched by Hugh Jackman in 2012. His Acting Edge online program and App are available worldwide. Dean has taught acting for 39 years in countries including the U.S., the U.K., Russia, France, Brazil, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, New Zealand and Australia-wide. He has been Head of Acting at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) as well as NIDA (The National Institute of Dramatic Art). He works as a performance consultant on TV and film projects, including the Australian productions of The Boy From Oz and Saturday Night Fever. Dean teaches in the corporate arena, is guest speaker and workshop leader at seminars and functions as well as conceiving and directing corporate launches and theatrical events across Sydney.

Dean has created and directed 8 site-specific and critically acclaimed verbatim theatre productions that began with Stories From The Wayside and Sydney Stories in 2011, Stories From the West Side in 2012, Starlight Stories and Stories From the INside OUT! in 2013, Stories from The Heart(land) in 2014, Mind The GAP in 2015, State of the Nation in 2016 and MOTHERLOAD in 2017. Dean’s passionate pursuit of transformational education and performance motivates and guides all he does.

Contact Info

Forum Performance Precinct,
Ground Level, Italian Forum,
30A/23 Norton street,
Leichhardt, NSW, 2040

+61 2 9310 4077

PO Box 361, Leichhardt NSW 2040

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